Raytheon's ground system supports second GPS III launch

Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN) has announced its GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) has been used by the US Air Force to support the launch of its second GPS III satellite into space, the company said.

The ground system will now spend 10 days maneuvering the satellite into its final orbit, demonstrating GPS OCX´s ability to simultaneously support multiple GPS III spacecraft on-orbit throughout the checkout and calibration process.

GPS OCX, the enhanced ground control segment of America´s GPS system, has achieved the highest level of cybersecurity protections of any Department of Defense space system. Its open architecture design allows it to integrate advanced protections as they become available, and the system´s industry-leading cyber protections are why it will be used to support all future GPS III launches and GPS constellation operations upon operational acceptance.

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of USD 27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.